Sentencing delayed in assault case from 2013


DOVER — Scheduled for sentencing this week, the long-running case of a man convicted of assault after an injurious vehicle crash while fleeing police in 2013 will continue a bit longer.

James A. Wilson will now be sentenced on Aug. 23 after the matter was continued in Kent County Superior Court. A habitual offender designation could earn at least eight years in prison, which will be evaluated by Judge Jeffrey Clark.

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James A . Wilson

On March 9, Mr. Wilson was found guilty of second-degree assault, unreasonable speed, driving the wrong way on a road, disregarding a police officer’s signal and running a red light.

Mr. Wilson was accused of driving away from Dover Police Department officers attempting to take him into custody during a downtown search warrant execution at his “Many Things” business on April 4, 2013, and then crashing into another vehicle and injuring two people.

Mr. Wilson was found not guilty of a possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony count, which could have brought a 33 year to life sentence.

Due to a series of delays, the trial was scheduled eight times, beginning on Sept. 17, 2013. When it finally proceeded earlier this year, defense and prosecution agreed it was the longest running case in Kent County at the time.

Deputy Attorney General Greg Babowal prosecuted the case for the state and attorney John Garey represented Mr. Wilson.

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